[UPDATE] 12:43 p.m. The black bear was last seen meandering into the woods behind New Canaan Country Club.
"We just want to advise residents to keep their dogs inside in that area because a dog will approach a bear, but a dog will not survive a bear attack," said Animal Control Officer Maryann Kleinschmitt.
As the bear has show no signs of aggression, DEEP will not take any action, said Kleinschmitt. The country club was also notified.
"As long is he keeps moving along, everything will be fine. He'll make his way to New York and we'll just leave him alone," said Kleinschmitt.
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at approximately 11 a.m., a small black bear was spotted in the Smith Ridge Road/Country Club Road area. The bear is moving through the area.
Residents should not approach the bear and should bring domestic animals inside.
If the bear is spotted please call (203) 594-3500.